Did a Bug Eat the Old South? A Tribute to Non-Human Actors on the anniversary of COVID-19

Professor Frank Uekötter, Professor of Environmental Humanities at the University of Birmingham, presents the latest in a series of Contemporary History Interventions.

Topics covered include the emergence of Covid-19, the Boll Weevil, the Deep South and the Great Migration, and the role of non-humans in history.

Professor Uekötter teaches on our postgraduate MA Contemporary History degree, designed to provide you with a solid grounding in the major outlines of recent world history, along with a wide choice of specialised modules to suit your own interests. This programme approaches contemporary history through issues and problems with vital on-going importance, including environmental politics, information technology, post-colonial migration, internationalism and empire.

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